Report: Tottenham want to sign £22m 'machine' who stunned everyone in Euro 2020
Tottenham Hotspur are now being linked with a move for Denmark star, Joakim Maehle, who is the latest name added to their long list of targets.
Maehle was one of the stars of Euro 202 for Denmark as he helped his nation to the semi-finals. Indeed, it was Maehle’s moment of magic in the quarter-finals that stunned Ian Wright and everyone watching, as his brilliant assist for Kasper Dolberg lit up the game.
And according to a report from Tipsbladet (via Sport Witness), Maehle is on the radar of Spurs manager Antonio Conte, who is desperately looking for reinforcements at wing-back. Intriguingly for Conte and Spurs, the Danish star can play both sides, something which could be massively helpful in a long season with a Champions League campaign.
Maehle will cost around £22m if he is to move, with Atalanta open to the sale if that price point is met.
Tottenham have been active in the market already and signed Yves Bissouma today. They have already landed Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, while Djed Spence is also said to be close to joining the club.
Fabio Paratici has been given the green light by ENIC and Daniel Levy to go out and spend money this summer, as Spurs look to make the most of having Conte at the helm.
TBR’s View: Joakim Maehle Would Slot Right In At Tottenham
Players who can play either side as a wing-back are few and far between and that’s what makes Maehle such an attractive proposition. Not to mention the fact he is an excellent player with bundles of energy.
That energy serves him well, with Kasper Schmeichel lauding his teammate as a ‘machine‘ thanks to the way he goes up and down the flank.
As we know, Conte loves a runner, and Maehle might well tick the boxes for the Spurs boss.